Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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Saddle Up For New Bicycle Navigation

By Dave Pinwell 17th August 2018 Tech News 114
Saddle Up For New Bicycle Navigation

Saddle Up For New Bicycle Navigation The market for smart bicycle navigation is hotting up, with newcomer Blubel tackling the more established Beeline and SmartHalo for dominance. For cyclists, neither the complexity of a sat nav screen on the handlebars or the voice of Google Maps, through a phone linked earpiece, is ideal, so all…

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Testing Defences Is Getting My Vote

Testing Defences Is Getting My Vote

Testing Defences Is Getting My Vote  This weekend sees the annual convention of hackers in Las Vegas, a gathering of the finest experts at cracking open software code and taking control of our gizmos. You would think that advertising such a conference would be akin to sending the old bill a flyer for a bank…

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Blink An You’ve Missed New Translation Product

By Dave Pinwell 17th August 2018 Tech News 61
Blink An You’ve Missed New Translation Product

Blink An You’ve Missed New Translation Product  I know technology moves fast these days but have you ever heard of a product selling out within 16 days of its launch and not being produced again? That appears to be the fate of the Lingmo Translate One2One, which has been superseded by their Time2Translate. One might…

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Massive Fine For Google Doesn’t Make Any Sense

By Dave Pinwell 27th July 2018 Google, Tech News 264
Massive Fine For Google Doesn’t Make Any Sense

Massive Fine For Google Doesn’t Make Any Sense I really do not understand the whopping £3.8 billion fine the European Commission has just slapped on Google, for anti-competitive behaviour. The Commission has determined that by requiring manufacturers of Android devices to load other Google products, e.g. Chrome and Play Store, on those phones and tablets,…

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Motorists Facing A New Deterrent In Mobile Phone Trial

By Dave Pinwell 20th July 2018 Tech News 296
Motorists Facing A New Deterrent In Mobile Phone Trial

Motorists Facing A New Deterrent In Mobile Phone Trial  New technology to catch errant mobile phone using drivers is now on trial in Norfolk. Road signs equipped with radio signal analysing gear have been designed to determine whether a mobile is on use in an approaching car and also if it is in hands-free mode…

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Friendly Bot Now On Station

By Dave Pinwell 6th July 2018 Tech News 176
Friendly Bot Now On Station

Friendly Bot Now On Station  For decades, the best space travel tales have featured artificial intelligence with personality. In 1968, sci-fi enthusiasts everywhere were buzzing about HAL, the face recognising, chess playing, computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey. A decade later, we fell in love with R2-D2 and C-3PO, not to mention Marvin in the…

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App Red Hot On Helping You To Avoid The Burn

By Dave Pinwell 29th June 2018 Tech News 280
App Red Hot On Helping You To Avoid The Burn

App Red Hot On Helping You To Avoid The Burn  June has been a far better than average month for summer weather and id saying farewell in a blaze of sunshine. Alongside, inevitably, come dire warnings about the effects of UV exposure from enjoying that, too rarely seen in the UK, yellow orb in the…

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Now Scientists Can ‘See’ Through Walls

By Dave Pinwell 22nd June 2018 Tech News 342
Now Scientists Can ‘See’ Through Walls

Now Scientists Can ‘See’ Through Walls  Boffins at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced a remarkable new system that can “see” people moving the other side of solid brick walls. Called RF-Pose, it uses Artificial Intelligence to monitor wifi signals, which can penetrate walls but are disrupted by movement. By using CCTV cameras…

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Cookie Consent Before Browsing Sparks A Debate

By Dave Pinwell 15th June 2018 Tech News 355
Cookie Consent Before Browsing Sparks A Debate

Cookie Consent Before Browsing Sparks A Debate  If, like me, you do a lot of web browsing and visit a large number of sites, you will probably have encountered a high level of ‘cookie consent’ pop-ups in the past month. This is, of course, a result of the GDPR legislation. Cookies allow website providers to…

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Face-ing Up To Falling Numbers

By Dave Pinwell 8th June 2018 Facebook, Tech News 378
Face-ing Up To Falling Numbers

Face-ing Up To Falling Numbers Signs of decline in Facebook use are coming thick and fast. A recent report from Edison Research into social media usage showed that the number of Facebook users in the USA had fallen back to 2015 levels. This was the latest issue of an annual study into use by Americans…

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